Health Services

Mission Statement

The Bellarmine University Health Services Department seeks to enhance the educational experience by providing quality treatment, programming, and education aimed at maintaining physical health and wellbeing and empowering students to make self-directed, informed decisions about their personal health and wellness, and thus become informed consumers of health care.

The Health Services Clinic

We are located in Newman Hall, bottom floor. Service is provided by a registered nurse who also has a Masters degree in Exercise Physiology and a PhD. With the exception of immunizations and lab procedures, all services are free. The focus of the Health Services Clinic is on health promotion, disease prevention and holistic health. All Bellarmine students; full time, part time and graduate students, both residents and commuters, may use any of the services offered.

Nurse practitioners are available by appointment. Click here to see their availability.

Use of the Health Services Clinic is completely voluntary. Bellarmine University follows HIPAA regulations. All health records are confidential and, except in cases specified by law, may not be disclosed except when authorized by the student.

Nursing staff provides

  • Physical assessment, including blood pressure, temperature, cholesterol, blood sugar, body fat, strep tests, etc.
  • Referral to physicians and clinics for medical treatment if desired or necessary.
  • Over the counter medication, if requested. Wellness, diet, exercise, health information and counseling.
  • Allergy antigen injections (specific physician orders are required, please contact the Director of Health Services in advance for complete details)
  • Vaccines including: Hep B, Tetanus, MMR (Measles/mumps/rubella), meningitis & flu (fall semester only; pricing available on request)
  • Emergency response on campus.
  • Please call the office if you need a service not listed (on campus dial X-8313, off campus dial 502.272.8313).

Nurse practitioners provide

  • Assessment of illnesses and recommendation for course of treatment.
  • The Nurse Practitioners can write prescriptions when appropriate.(the cost of these medicines is the responsibility of the patient).
  • Some lab procedures can be ordered by Nurse Practitioners at the expense of the patient.
  • Referral to physicians and clinics for medical treatment if desired or necessary.

Students with mobility issues

Please contact the Health Services Office if you have mobility issues and require our services.

Items that can be checked out include:

  • Crutches
  • Humidifier
  • Wheel chair

Services offered are free or require a nominal fee only.

For referrals to psychiatrists or psychologists or for emotional or mental health issues, Bellarmine University has a fully staffed counseling center. Please call 502.272.8480. 

How to make an appointment

Please refer to this document to determine the best course of care for your situation. In the event of an emergency, dial 911 immediately, or proceed to the nearest emergency department.